"What has impressed me so much with Xfce is the way everything
fits together. Apps and configuration applets can be accessed from
the panel, pop-up menus, or the desktop menu. Finding files and
applications is ridiculously easy, too. I had no trouble adjusting
to Xfce for daily use, which I cannot say about other
"The other impressive factor going for Xfce is its size: Xfce
manages to pull all of this off with far less of a memory footprint
than the big two. According to Fourdan, if you run KDE or GNOME
with just the same tools found in Xfce, it comes out to double
Xfce's memory usage."
"'If you're talking about window managers alone, Xfwm uses a
little bit more memory than Icewm or Fvwm,' Fourdan added, 'but
only two-thirds of the memory used by Sawfish or Enlightenment, and
half of Kwm.'"
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